More from the Post:
“A lefty Brooklyn pol who handily won a high-stakes City Council race earlier this month in a rare battle of two incumbents now has his eyes on Capitol Hill, The Post has learned. Democratic Councilman Justin Brannan … is seriously considering running next year to unseat Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, multiple sources said. Although the 11th Congressional District has long been a Republican stronghold encompassing Malliotaksis’ home borough of Staten Island and moderate sections of southern Brooklyn, political pundits say Brannan has a legit shot to win, provided the legislative boundaries are redrawn as many expect to include more liberal sections of Brooklyn …”
Malliotakis is a big antigun RINO and always has been. Brannan is no better.
The gun charges against Councilwoman Inna Vernikov have been dropped for a dubious reason:
“… after Vernikov surrendered her gun, the police examined it and found that it was missing the recoil spring assembly, rendering it inoperable, Brooklyn district attorney’s office spokesperson Oren Yaniv said. “In order to sustain this charge, it must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the weapon in question was capable of firing bullets,” Yaniv said. “Absent such proof, we have no choice but to dismiss these charges.” …”
I don’t believe this.
Vernikov isn’t stupid so I can’t see her forgetting to put her pistol back together correctly after cleaning it. I have doubts the slide would stay on correctly without the spring either.
I suspect the real reasons the charge was dropped was because 1.) D.A. Gonzalez didn’t want to defend the “sensitive places” law in court and 2.) electeds didn’t want to piss off an already upset Jewish population in the City which generally supports Democrats, but could reconsider that given the increased love and attention the Party is giving to Hamas supporters.
“A longtime local Democratic politician is running for a New York state Assembly seat. Willie Lightfoot Sr., who is currently in his 2nd term as a City Councilman at Large will run for Assembly in the 137th district. That’s the seat currently held by Democrat Demond Meeks … Lightfoot said that it is time “for us to come together to take back our city from the dangers that have plagued it.” Lightfoot has been active in anti-violence efforts, his campaign statement talked about his push to establish the Roc Against Gun Violence Coalition …”
Not surprised by this. I suspected he was up to something when he released his so-called “Gun Violence Action Plan” a few weeks back.
Good news for 2A supporters!
Westchester Co. D.A. Mimi Rocah will not seek re-election for a 2nd term next year.
She is a big time gun control supporter and her leaving is a blessing. It gives us a chance to get someone better in the office. Doesn’t have to be a pro-gun advocate, just someone who doesn’t misuse the office to promote their personal political agenda.
I don’t know if this is a sign of things to come, but I have been seeing campaign signs for Republican candidates already in Columbia, Dutchess and Ulster counties. No Democrats yet. This is a bit earlier than usual. Awhile back I saw an advertisement from a GOP-leaning PAC awhile back for a political tracker, presumably to follow Pat Ryan in NY18. I don’t know if this means the Republicans are getting their shit together or if it’s just a coincidence. I have also been getting an increase in spam from GOP candidates from all over the country looking for donations.
Here’s an opportunity for 2A supportive Democrats to take action:
“New York’s Syracuse region is home to a congressional district that has long tantalized Democrats, but their efforts to win it have — in recent cycles — ended in failure. President Joe Biden carried what is now New York’s 22nd Congressional District by nearly 8 points in 2020. Two years later, Republican Brandon Williams, a Navy veteran and political newbie, won the seat by a few thousand votes. Now, with control of the U.S. House of Representatives potentially running through the Empire State next year, the party is eying the seat once again … Several Democrats have already launched their campaigns … Utica associate professor Clemmie Harris, a former state trooper and aide to Gov. David Paterson, is also making a bid … He lists combating gun violence among his top priorities … He argues the AR-15 should not be available for domestic purchase and says gun violence should be treated as a matter of public safety and public health …”
This guy’s a stinker. 2A wins if he loses the primary. Make it so.